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Japanese robot exhibition opens

November 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Japanese robophiles will be heading to the 2007 International Robot Exhibition this week. The four day event, which runs at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, is the world’s leading showcase for all manner of robotic innovation. Organised by the Japan Robot Association, it promises to feature creations from over 199 companies, destined for medical, security […]

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Robots help PS3 to one million Japanese sales

July 19th, 2007 · No Comments

It took a little longer than planned, but Sony has finally sold one million PlayStation 3s in Japan. Games magazine publisher Enterbrain has calculated that by July Sony shifted 1.01 million units; by way of comparison, the Wii sold 2.9 million, with the Xbox 360 lagging behind with sales of 420,705 consoles. A lack of […]

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Robot stores coming to PC World

July 9th, 2007 · No Comments

UK computer chain PC World will open its first store (within a store) devoted to robots. The company says the decision to open Roboshops follows several years of intensive research and development in the field of robotics by leading global manufacturers. “This is our first step in an exciting new area of technological development,” said […]

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Robots to patrol Korean schools

June 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Clearly paying no heed to decades of science fiction films, Korean scientists now say that robots will be deployed in schools to protect students. Maker DU Robo says its first security droid, called OFRO, will star in a pilot scheme this summer. Ofro can accelerate to 5 kilometers per hour, and will patrol school grounds […]

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Korean scientists create I Robot-style mechanoid

May 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Korean boffins have created a 1-metre tall humanoid robot able to act as a security guard or child-watcher. The bi-pedal ‘bot, dubbed Rogun looks like an extra from I Robot, employs face-tracking software, has a 7-inch LCD TV

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Tags: Internet and networking · LCD TV · Miscellaneous items · Robots · Trade

Disney sells 1.3 million movies online

February 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Disney’s Stateside flirtation with iTunes has paid off big time. The Mouse House reports that it has sold 1.3 million downloads via Apple’s online store since October. It has also shifted 20 million TV episodes, principally from Lost and Desperate Housewives.

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Korea invests millions to recreate dead actors

July 21st, 2006 · No Comments

The South Korean Government is investing upwards of 15 million US dollars into a CGI research and development project that could see the likeness of dead actors return to the big screen. According to Science and Technology Minister Kim Woo-sik, the digital actor initiative would give the country a world wide lead in the technology. […]

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Korea plans domestic robot trials

July 2nd, 2006 · No Comments

Korea is to begin trialing robots as domestic help. The ubiquitous robotic companion (URC) project, which will run from September to December, will see 1,000 ‘bots deployed to do various chores, such as house cleaning, pet feeding and book or email reading. Says Sang-rok, the project manager from the Ministry of Information and Communication: “these […]

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